LOCAL PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - THE PROGRAMS

The following list briefly summarizes the programs available to KDOT’s local partners. Feel free to contact KDOT early on if you have any questions or just to discuss whether your project might be eligible for any of these programs.

A FOCUS ON ECONOMIC IMPACTS

The following programs are part of KDOT’s economic development program portfolio. If the project has a direct link to the economy by supporting job creation or capital investment, KDOT encourages you to start with the General Application.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (ED) PROGRAM
The ED program uses transportation investments to recruit new businesses and encourage growth of existing businesses. This is a reimbursable grant program funded at $10 million annually.
More about the ED program
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RAIL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT FUND
The Rail program focuses on improving railroad access and preserving the condition of the state’s short-line rail network. This program consists of both loans and reimbursable grants and is funded at $5 million per year.
More about the rail program
Download the application

KANSAS AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (KAIP)
KAIP is dedicated to improve and maintain the state’s public use airports, including projects that enhance economic opportunities involving air travel and freight. The KAIP program is funded at $5 million annually and is made up entirely of reimbursable grants.
More about the KAIP program
Download the application

TRANSPORTATION REVOLVING FUND (TRF)
KDOT is currently reviewing the TRF program. For further questions, please contact Kent Olson, Director of Fiscal and Asset Management at (785) 296-3640.

TRANSPORTATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOAN PROGRAM (TEDL)
TEDL provides bridge loans for transportation projects that have a direct tie to economic growth. TEDL projects require a close partnership between state and local governments and the private business that is providing the economic opportunity.
More about the TEDL program
Download the application

OTHER PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The following programs are the other ways in which locals can partner with KDOT to improve the state’s transportation system. If you familiar with these programs, feel free to contact the program manager directly and/or apply directly for them. If you are unfamiliar with them, KDOT strongly encourages you to begin the process with the General Application.

FEDERAL FUND EXCHANGE PROGRAM
This program allows local public agencies to trade its federal funds with KDOT in exchange for state dollars. Exchanging federal funds for state funds often allows the local agency more flexibility. The amount of state funds available for exchange varies by year.
More about the Fed Exchange program
Download the application

CITY CONNECTING LINK RESURFACING PROGRAM (KLINK)
The KLINK program provides reimbursable grants to local governments for the purposes of maintaining state highways that pass through the city limits of a community. The program is funded at $6 million per year
Download the application

GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (GI)
The GI program is intended to improve geometric deficiencies on City Connecting Links.  This program consists of reimbursable grants and is funded at $6 million per year.  These improvement are things such as intersection improvements, widening narrow roadways, and adding lanes, storm sewer or guttering.
Download the application

CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT
This $6 million a year program is intended to help communities plan for growth and future access along state highways.
Learn more and download the CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT PROGRAM application

SAFETY
These programs are geared towards safety improvements such as intersection signals, roundabouts, and turning lanes. The programs, which use both federal and state funds, are funded at $8 million on a two-year cycle.
For more about the Transit program contact Brian Gower at gower@ksdot.org

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITS)
The ITS program uses technology such as sensors, computers, and communications to provide traveler information, increase safety, and improve mobility. The program is funded at $2 million annually.
More about the ITS program
Download the application

TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT (TE)
The TE program is a federally funded program and is dedicated to non-traditional transportation projects, such as bicycle and pedestrian trails, streetscapes, and renovation of historical transportation facilities. The program is typically funded at around $10 million per year.
More about the TE program
Download the application

TRANSIT
New under T-WORKS, KDOT has the opportunity to provide $825K in discretionary funding to projects that will increase public transportation options and usage.
For more about the Transit program contact Jim Perez at japerez@ksdot.org

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL (SRTS)
This federal reimbursement program provides $1 million per year to assist School Districts in providing safe zones around schools. The program consists of both infrastructure projects and educational activities and resources.
More about the SRTS program
Download the application